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Publication bias in ecology and evolution: an empirical assessment using the trim and fill method

Jennions, Michael; Moller, Anders Pope


Recent reviews of specific topics, such as the relationship between male attractiveness to females and fluctuating asymmetry or attractiveness and the expression of secondary sexual characters, suggest that publication bias might be a problem in ecology and evolution. In these cases, there is a significant negative correlation between the sample size of published studies and the magnitude or strength of the research findings (formally the 'effect size'). If all studies that are conducted are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1017/S1464793101005875


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